Takeover Point: Delhi/Manali/Leh
Grade : Moderate
Day 1 &
2 : Reaching Padam from Sirinagar/
Day ( accilimitization )
Day 4 : Padum-Zangla:Walking
Time 7 hrs.> From Padum trail crosses though Zangla 3370m
to well graded trek to Stongde 3500m. A jeep road now covers
much of this route.
Day 5 : Zangla-Cha
Cha La Base : Walking Time 3 hrs.> Gradual walking but
do take rest at base.
Rest Day ( High pass)
Day 7 : Base-Cha
Cha La-Camp: Walking Time 6 hrs.> Rough scree to negotiate,
final 200m are hard and requires patience. But view from top
proves that effort was worth. Cha Cha la at 4950m is very
Day 8 : Camp- Tilat
Sumdo: Walking Time 6 hrs.> River crossings, gradual walk
through shepherd pasteur to reach Tilat Sumdo 3750m.
Day 9 : Tilat Sumdo-Base
of Rubrang La : Walking Time 5-6 hrs.> Gradual ascending
to Rubrang La 4350m. You may encounter Khampa nomads who live
a traditional nomadic lifestyle.
: Rest Day
Day 11 : Rubrang
La Base-Markha: Walking Time 6 hrs.> Climb to Rubrang La
5020m takes two hrs.offers beautiful view of Stok and Zhanskra
Ranges from top, Gradual ascedning through a gully, descending
is also gradual to Markha village 3850m.
Day 12 -13-14 : Markha-Hemis:
These three stages can best be done via Kangmaru La which
is in Namling plateau.
16 : Back to Manali